Lead writer, gender and diversity expert for Everyone Counts report (2019)

By International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies Organization: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
Closing date: 17 Oct 2018

Background

Since 2010, IFRC developed the Federation-wide data bank and reporting system (FDRS) that enables the collection of data from National Societies. FDRS is designed to collect data on key indicators from Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies (NS) that reflect their human and financial resources as well as their reach (disaster response and early recovery, health, development and social services).

The Everyone Counts report (ECR) is a flagship publication of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies based mainly on data collected through the Federation-wide databank and reporting system (FDRS).

To date, the IFRC has published three ECR:

· ECR 2014: the report included a purely statistical analysis of the first complete data set of self-reported National Society data from 2012.

· ECR 2015: the report included and analysed data from different areas of work (FDRS, health, disaster management, disaster risk reduction, human resources, etc.) and aligned with Strategy 2020 by setting out the broad achievements in each of our signature areas: managing and reducing disasters, tackling disease and promoting health and a culture of non-violence and peace.

· ECR – March 2018 Issue: the report included a deep statistical analysis of the FDRS 2012-2016 longitudinal dataset. The report offered insights into trends such as spontaneous volunteering and on how volunteer numbers rise and then stabilize following a major disaster. There are also chapters on National Society “per million” indicators and how they are affected by population and the Human Development Index, and on the importance of disaggregating data by sex and age.

FDRS data is also published and visualized in a web application (http://data.ifrc.org/fdrs/) that was launched on 1st February 2017.

Scope of work

In light of the success of the Everyone Counts Report – March 2018 issue in raising awareness around the importance of evidence-based practice in humanitarian action, IFRC wishes now to promote the use of inclusion and diversity statistics to inform humanitarian response.

The 2019 issue of Everyone Counts aims to show the power of disaggregated data as an inclusive tool and to demonstrate how to leverage Sex Age and Disability disaggregated data (SADDD) to accelerate most vulnerable people’s inclusion.

The report will present in-depth analysis of disaggregated FDRS and secondary data, as well as case studies.

More details are available in this draft concept note.

More specifically, the consultant will:

· Review analysis of FDRS data from 2012 to 2017. In this regard, the consultant will coordinate closely with the FDRS team of data analysts who have collected, and validated the data, and who can provide extensive analysis support.

· Draft overall narrative analysis, solicit inputs and feedback and finalize draft by 31 January 2019.

· Prepare all materials for official launching, including presentation slides, core messages and findings.

· Liaise closely with IFRC production team, conduct post production review (Feb-Mar 2019) to ensure report is consistent following proof reading, translation and layout.

· Contribute towards reviewing the current framework of KPIs and broadly assess the way these have been used in practice, including their validity, utility, strengths, and limitations as part of a recommendations section of the report.

The outcome of the consultancy will be in the shape of a new issue of the Everyone Counts report 2019 to be disseminate across the IFRC. The report will also inform future data collection exercises.

Consultancy requirements

The consultant must be

· Strongly familiar with the Red Cross / Red Crescent,

· Strongly familiar with Gender and Diversity issues in humanitarian and development settings,

· Experienced in the management of quantitative and qualitative data for the humanitarian sector.

· Familiar with IFRC’s strategic direction (Strategy 2020) and its underlying values, objectives and programmes, including the ability to connect the technical aspects with the conceptual and communications/advocacy dimensions.

The consultancy outcome – in terms of a written report “Everyone Counts” – must be delivered by 31 March 2019.

The consultant will report to the FDRS Coordinator who will be responsible for providing all necessary access, background information, and facilitating any necessary consultations with stakeholders.

Timeframe

20-day consultancy during the period 1st Nov 2018 – 31 Mar 2019

Fees This is a Geneva/home based consultancy with no additional per diem payable.

How to apply:

If you are interested, please apply here before Wednesday 17 October.

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